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A - Metals - Full participation (Standard solutions and soil)

Product Code

PT-CN-AFULL

Proficiency Testing Scheme

Contaminated Land (CONTEST)

Matrix

Standard solutions & soil

Industry Sector/s

Product Format

Samples 1A, 1B, 1C: 3 x 8mL standard solutions; Sample 2: 1 x 60mL solution of soil extract (prepared following ISO 11466 for the extraction of metals); Sample 3A: 1 x approximately 30g prepared soil, ground to pass 200μm sieve; Sample 13: 1 x 60ml standard solution (containing potassium dichromate and another chromium salt)

Accreditation

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Overview of PT samples and distribution dates:

Product Information

Analyte Name

Range

Units

Accreditation

Antimony

All

mg/L

Arsenic

All

mg/L

Barium

All

mg/L

Beryllium

All

mg/L

Cadmium

All

mg/L

Chromium

All

mg/L

Chromium-VI

2 - 40

mg/L

Cobalt

All

mg/L

Copper

All

mg/L

Iron

All

mg/L

Lead

All

mg/L

Manganese

All

mg/L

Mercury

All

mg/L

Molybdenum

All

mg/L

Nickel

All

mg/L

Selenium

All

mg/L

Thallium

All

mg/L

Tin

All

mg/L

Vanadium

All

mg/L

Zinc

All

mg/L

Please note that A - Metals - Full participation comprises 6 separate samples (Standard solutions: 1a, 1b, 1c, 13. Soil extract: 2. Soil sample: 3a). To view the breakdown of the analytes per individual sample, please see the CONTEST Scheme Description. For the soil sample 3A, measurable levels of all analytes may not be present for every round. When the consensus value (RMean) falls below the cut-off levels listed above, a z score is provided for information only and should be interpreted with care.

For details on the full technical specification of the scheme, please refer to the Scheme Description.

Country of Origin

UNITED KINGDOM

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